Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I mentioned in yesterday’s TKPOTD that the evidence I’ve seen leads me to believe that Brett Kimberlin is the person behind the Breitbart Unmasked website at that he has posted content to it and the (a)BreitbartUnmask Twitter account. The TKPOTD from seven years ago today also explored The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s connection to BU.

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Well, Brett Kimberlin seems to have let his Breitbart Unmasked persona out of its cage. (n.b.: It really doesn’t matter whether the writing is done by Kimberlin or a ghostwriter hireling.) Yesterday, he put up the first post since late April at Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it.), an attempt to slime Stacy McCain and his family. Stacy will no doubt respond with his usual series of tweets asking about the little girl in Indiana whose grandmother was murdered.

Also, during a period of about a half-hour yesterday evening, I received 26 rather bizarre tweets from the @BreitbartUnmask account. I get the general message that Brett Kimberlin isn’t pleased with me or my coverage of his activities. Tough. Back on 1 November, 2012, I blogged that by threatening to SWAT me and then not having the guts to follow through, Team Kimberlin convinced me of their cowardice. I wrote:

As Harry Truman once remarked, “I’ve been shot at by experts.” I’ve dealt with my share of tough guys and tough guy wannabes during my life. They’ve been to jail, and I haven’t. I look forward to seeing TDPK and his thugs and enablers brought to justice, and I intend to have some small part in that. I may have just become his worst nightmare.

Brett Kimberlin can expect that his every move is now being scrutinized. He can also expect to read about his activities here on this blog. He can expect to have the dealings of his “charities” gone over with a fine-toothed comb. I may not be 100% effective, but I am pigheaded enough to keep going. Eventually, justice will win.

Stay tuned.

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I’m not done with him yet.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Here’s a post from seven years ago today about my picking up a new follower on Twitter. Based on evidence that has come to light since 2013, I believe that Follower No. 394 was Brett Kimberlin.

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Heh.BU_Follows_me

And I’m Follower No. 21 over at RadioWMS.

UPDATE—Or I was until Cabin Boy Bill blocked me.

UPDATE 2—The Sore Loserman seems to think that the peace order prohibits me from following his blog, or something like that. Of course, he has the right to block me, but I have the right to read what he publishes. Believe it or not, he is an occasional source of useful information.

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I discussed one of the bits of evidence that leads me to believe that the Brett Kimberlin was the operator of the (at)BrietbartUnmask account a few weeks ago at the end of this post.

Of course, Kimberlin has denied any connection with Breitbart Unmasked. He’s also denied (under oath) that he ever had his parole revoked. The Gentle Reader may form his own opinion concerning Kimberlin’s credibility.

Good Luck With That


I ran this blog as a hobby until I retired for the first time in July, 2013. Since then, I’ve run it as a money making business with revenue streams from the Tip Jar, The Hogewash Store, and participation in the Amazon Associates program. I see that Bill Schmalfeldt has “retired” again and is trying to monetize his most recent YouTube channel.When I checked earlier this week, he had five subscribers. When I checked this morning, he had nine.If he keeps gaining subscribers at two per day, he should be able to meet YouTube’s criteria for monetization some time in 2048.Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

Well, I’m Glad That’s Done


The Real Wold has been imposing itself on my life more than usual this week. I’m a member of a team designing (and eventually building and testing) a widget that will be part of a robot mission for NASA. Today, a Preliminary Design Review was conducted on our progress. I was one of out team’s presenters at the review. Over the past week, I put in about 60 hours of work with the team getting our presentation together, and that took a lot of time out of my other activities, including blogging.

BTW, we passed the review.

I’m gonna go get a good night’s sleep.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This episode of Blogsmoke first ran four years ago today.

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BlogsmokeSOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICHOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.

MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3 Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This episode of Blognet is from five years ago today. It’s one of my favorites.

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BlognetTitleCardMUSIC: Theme. Intro and fade under.

NARRATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

MUSIC: Up, then under …

NARRATOR: You’re a Detective Sergeant. You’re assigned to Internet Detail. A group of bloggers have arranged to have a combination party and awards ceremony during an upcoming convention. Threats have been made against the gathering of a demonstration by unknown individuals. Your job … identify them.

MUSIC: Up then under …

ANNOUNCER: Blognet … the documented drama of an actual crime. For the next few minutes, in cooperation with the Twitter Town Sheriff’s Department, you will travel step by step on the side of the good guys through an actual case transcribed from official files. From beginning to end. From crime to punishment. Blognet is the story of the good guys in action.

MUSIC: Up and out. Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I don’t think that one could reasonably view this blog as prudish, but I do have some standards of decorum. I generally don’t allow crude, vulgar comments, but I do make exceptions when someone’s actual words are relevant to truthfully telling a story. Five years ago today, the comments on one blog post led me to respond with another post called Thanks for Making My Point for Me.

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If the Gentle Reader scrolls through the comment section for I’m Not Making This Up, You Know, he will find a large number of off-color comments, many consisting of childishly done cut-and-paste memes. They are a marvelous example of the impotence of Team Kimberlin and its inability to control the narrative. They have no facts to back their stories. They are now reduced to middle school name calling.

They are welcome to continue posting such proof of their desperation. Since most of it gets caught by moderation, they should be patient with me. I have real world commitments that can delay my responding to comments in moderation for several hours.

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One of the commenter to that second post noted

I have to say that I find Bill Schmalfeldt’s obsession with the details of the Hoges’ personal life quite odd. It doesn’t seem to have occurred to him that just because he has a horrible tendency to overshare, others don’t.

That said, there is certain information upon which the reader can infer. By his own account, Bill Schmalfeldt was repeatedly cuckolded by multiple wives. It seems that the previous Mrs Schmalfeldts weren’t getting what they needed from Mr. Schmalfeldt. The Hoges, in contrast, have been happily married for decades.

Indeed, Mrs. Hoge and I enjoyed 37 faithful years together as husband and wife. (Exactly 37, she died on our 37th anniversary.)

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Today is the eighth anniversary of my first blog post about Brett Kimberlin. It was called No Thugs Zone.

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Fellow blogger and Maryland resident Stacy McCain has had to move his family out of the state because of threats related to blogging about Brett Kimberlin. He is not the only blogger suffering abuse from Kimberlin.

Mr. Kimberlin was unwise in choosing to pick a fight with the blogosphere. He is likely to find that, while we don’t always agree with one another, we have each other’s backs when the freedom of the Internet is threatened. Mr. Kimberlin and those who have supported him (I’m looking at you, Ms. Streisand) have bitten off more than they can chew. The pushback is just beginning.

UPDATE–The McCain family is having a ton of unforeseen expenses because of their sudden move. I just hit his tip jar. Why don’t you?

UPDATE 2–Expect more, a lot more, about this on Friday.

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I’m not done with him yet.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Although we had pro bono representation (Thank you, Patrick Ostronic!) in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit, my codefendants and I started an online defense fund to help pay for the incidental expense of the the case. As can be seen form a snippet of courtroom dialogue at the start of the TKPOTD from six years ago today, The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin didn’t like the name we gave our fund.

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Mr. Ostronic: Why is the fund called Bomber Sues Bloggers?

Mr. Kimberlin: Objection!

The answer to Mr. Ostronic’s question is very simple.

The defendants in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. are all bloggers. Here are three of us pictured together at CPAC 2014.3Defendants

Left to Right: W. J. J. Hoge (Hogewash!), Stacy McCain (The Other McCain), and Ali Akbar (@ali). Not pictured: Aaron Walker (Allergic to Bull) and Kimberlin Unmasked (@Kimberlinunmask)

The vexatious anti-First-Amendment litigant suing us is Brett Kimberlin, a convicted felon whose rap sheet includes 30+ counts of perjury, possession of marijuana for distribution, impersonating a federal officer, forgery, misuse of the Seal of the President of the United States, possession of explosives by a felon, and use of a destructive device to cause injury in interstate commerce. Those last two charges related to the his 1979 bombing spree in Speedway, Indiana, that earned him the title “Speedway Bomber.” He was paroled in 1993, but his parole was revoked in 1996, in part for failure to make restitution to the widow of a victim. He was paroled again in 2000. His sentence expires in 2030.brett-kimberlin_mugshot

TThus, the name: Bomber Sues Bloggers.

You can help Aaron, Stacy, Ali, KU, and me defend ourselves and our First Amendment rights for Brett Kimberlin’s meritless attack. Go to [dead link to a now retired domain BomberSuesBloggers] to find out how.

Oh, one more thing about Brett Kimberlin … Do you remember the federal prisoner who lied about being Dan Quayle’s dope dealer? That’s the guy,

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While it seems to me that Brett Kimberlin feels no shame or remorse for his past acts, he does seem to understand that most people don’t approve of them. However, his attempts to hide them have been like his dope smuggling and music careers—just another failure.

Oh, and today is the fifth anniversary of the denial of Kimberlin’s appeal of the bogus peace order petition he filed against me on behalf of Tetyana Kimberlin’s elder daughter.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Given the low traffic rankings of the Kimberlin-related websites, I suspect that my occasional checks on them have been a noticeable percentage of their views. During one of my visits back in 2014, I noticed an interesting lack of coverage of one story, and I wrote about it six years ago today in a post titled Justice for Boko Haram.

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As I was scrolling through the past year’s blog posts at the Justice Through Music Project website, it struck me that there was no mention of the abduction of several hundred schoolgirls by the Boko Haram terrorists. Surely, justice requires that the kidnapped girls be released rather than sold into slavery.

OTOH, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is fond of accusing several his perceived enemies as being anti-Islamic. Perhaps he is unwilling to denounce Islamic terrorists. Or perhaps …

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Later that day, I ran this additional post—I’m Sure It’s Just a Coincidence …

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… but a rather odd one. Within hours of a post here at Hogewash! pointing out the lack of any protests against the Boko Haram abductions in Nigeria on the Justice Through Music Project website, that site is down for a redesign.JTMP_backsoonThe Velvet Revolution US site is also being redesigned.

Hmmmmm.

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Uh, huh.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Ridicule has been a prime weapon in the pushback against Team Kimberlin’s attempt to silence their critics. This post about Team Lickspittle and Minions from six years ago today goes into some details about how Team Kimberlin’s attempts to use ridicule backfired and were turned against them.

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min·ion noun \ˈmin-yən\ : a servile dependent, follower, or underling.

Team Lickspittle is not a collection of servile underlings dependent on The Grand Hog. Rather, it is a bit of shameless commerce based on a parody of the Cabin Boy’s™ lame attempt to denigrate a group of commenters here at Hogewash! who fail to suffer his foolishness gladly. It’s an exercise in appropriating one of the Cabin Boy’s™ memes for the opposite purpose he intended. Think of it as intentional infliction of deserved ridicule.

Team Lickspittle is not the only meme Hogewash! has hijacked from Schmalfeldt and his buddies at Team Kimberlin. Blogsmoke and Twittertown Sheriff were originally part of an attempted put down by Xenophon in a post at Breitbart Unmasked. Blogsmoke, Blognet, and Johnny Atsign are my response. They’re also a bit of an old-time radio dig at certain failed Internet radio formats. The Grand Hog was originally a lame bit of snark by the Cabin Boy™. I’m now selling The Grand Hog merchandise at The Hogewash Store. Schmalfeldt cropped my likeness out of a picture taken CPAC this year and used it for a “Big Hoge Is Watching You” image. I responded by using a headshot derived from the same photograph as my avatar on Twitter.

The Cabin Boy™ simply doesn’t get it. He’s never had control of the narrative. I control the vertical and the horizontal, the brightness and the contrast; my hand is on the volume knob. But that control doesn’t come from having a horde of underlings who do my bidding. It comes from the power of having truth on my side.

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The Truth is also an absolute defense to a defamation claim, but neither my codefendants in any of the Team Kimberlin LOLsuits nor I ever had to use it because no evidence was ever presented that we has said or written anything about them that was false.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Bill Schmalfeldt got in over his head when he signed up to be one of Brett Kimberlin’s PR flacks. I’ve never figured out exactly why he followed in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s lawfare footsteps and began filing LOLsuit, but he did. I was a defendant in four of them and the lead defendant in two, LOLsuits I and IV. During the course of LOLsuit IV, Schmalfeldt got upset with me because I was interested in his communications with my codefendants, especially the anonymous blogger known as Paul Krendler. The TKPOTD for five years ago today engaged in a bit of pointage, laughery, and mockification of the Cabin Boy™.

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The Cabin Boy™ routinely sticks his nose into other people’s business, and he acts as if he believes that everyone else does the same.BotM201503282229Z

popcorn4bkThe Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt may have forgotten who he’s suing, but “Paul Krendler” is among the et al. in his Schmalfeldt v. Hoge, et al. LOLsuit2 that he’s filed in Howard County Circuit Court. That being the case, I have a interest in his communications with my codefendants. It was TDPS who made his communications with “Krendler” my business.

Stupid is as stupid does.

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LOLsuit IV saw a Maryland state court suit. Because Schmalfeldt didn’t effect service of process on any of the out-of-state defendants, and because with me as the only remaining  defendant, proper venue for the case was in my home county Carroll County. However, he had filed in Howard County. With those facts before the court, the judge found that she lacked jurisdiction over the case and dismissed it without have to bother deciding if the Cabin Boy™ had actually stated a claim upon which relief could be granted.

Everything proceed as I had foreseen.